Cops: Flatulence Behind Fatal Stabbing In Bristol

Report: 21-Year-Old Allegedly Returned To Party With 3 Knives

BRISTOL, Conn. (AP)– A 21-year-old Bristol man told police he stabbed four people at a party Saturday night, one fatally, because partygoers were making fun of his flatulence.

Police say Marc Higgins left the party and returned with three knives, stabbing people indiscriminately, according to court documents released Tuesday.

The Hartford Courant, quoting those documents, reported that Higgins told police he was angry at being derided and wanted to teach people that they shouldn’t trifle with him.

Higgins appeared in court Tuesday charged with murder, assault and carrying a dangerous weapon, and was ordered held in lieu of $2 million bond.

Twenty-one-year-old Matthew Walton died of his injuries. The wounds suffered by the other three victims were not life threatening.

Copyright The Associated Press 2011

  • bob dylan

    nobody was making fun of him like teasing he was bordering blackout drunk and he kept farting like blatantly and thinking it was funny because hes just not a high functioning person mentally socially or emotionally and when a girl honestly just said quote”can you go in the living room” he called her a f’ing c*** she slapped him everyone laughed at this point he was embarassed smashed his beer bottle and stormed out kicking end tables the kid is a complete loser and that is the only reason if any that hes been insulted or embarassed in his life. I wish this happened in Texas I can’t believe my taxes are going towards this losers room and board for the rest of his days some people just shouldn’t exist anymore let whatever comes after this world sort him out, I’d say he’s all done with his short stint in this world.

  • Richard Head

    They said, “…Flatulence Behind…”

  • Cody

    He who denied it supplied it,

  • OlderAndWiser

    Will they give him the gas chamber?

  • EricX

    For the children!
    These sharp objects serve no purpose but to kill!
    Ban assault knives NOW!
    These knives are made only to kill human beings!
    BAN BAN BAN!!!

    • Circe

      If he had had a gun, all four would be dead. Probably more. Its a lot more work to kill people with a knife than a gun. But keep screaming, gun nut. You’d have sold him a weapon yourself, wouldn’t you. Can’t deprive the mentally unhinged of their 2nd amendment rights now, can we?

  • Kanai dasa

    Farting gentleman stabs party goers, kills one

  • BF

    If George the 2nd had let a stinker rip
    would it have been a greater social lapse
    than when his daddy George the 1st
    let fly and puked upon the Japs?

  • c

    Wow, classy guys. Im sure Matthew Walton really enjoys your lame j3rd grade jokes.

    • TJ

      If he weren’t in jail at the moment all of these people would have stab wounds.

    • ME

      No doubt. Im sure you would be laughing if it was your brother or relative right? Yeah thats what I thought. Try saying a prayer. why dont you give that a whirl and see if that makes you feel better?

  • Charles Soto

    Jesus. Remind me to never whip out the Fart Piano app at a party!

  • Karl Novosad

    I do hope someone on the jury farts during his trial to ensure this guy gets put away quickly.

    • melissa

      that doesn’t even make sense. he stabbed those people because they were making fun of him and his own flatulence. therefore, why would the jury farting infuriate him into a rage again? if anything he would sympathize for them. what WOULD make sense is if he farted in court and the jury laughed and then he proceeded to flip out.

  • whoa

    Through the annals of history, I’ve never caught wind of such a thing happening.

  • Joseph Mama

    …the high price of gas…..

  • Lester Krinklesac

    Done farted in the bathtub
    Done farted on my horse
    Done farted on my mama
    She got mad, of course
    Fart, fart, farta, da-da, fart, fart, fart
    Eh-da, duh, farta fart, fart, fart

  • SBD

    Silent But Deadly

  • Nick

    Well, his flatulence problem’s now solved. His fellow inmates will plug that hole for him.

  • Jeff G

    I’m sure the other inmates with whom he will be spending time with now will be very careful NOT to do two things:

    1. Pass gas anywhere near him.

    2. not “trifle with him” in any way!

  • Hornet Montana

    This should have happened in BRANford, CT. Or perhaps CORNwall, or WINDsor (and East WINDsor and South – right), or WINDsor Locks and even WINDham.

    If there’s a Hell, there’s gonna be a lot of beans.

  • Captain Obvious

    By chance, would this be the first flatulence related homicide in history?

    Could the product “Beano” have prevented this tragedy?

    And will the fact that he killed because he had a flatulence problem endear him to his fellow inmates? Something tells me his fellow inmates are going to teach him new and exciting uses for his balloon knot.

  • dingo

    who farted?

  • j.s.

    he who smelled it, dealt it

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